Analysis: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott ranked most selective of Arizona schools


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott was ranked the most exclusive school in Arizona, according to a new study by the website 24/7 Wall St. that examines acceptance rates and characteristics of university students nationwide.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott has an acceptance rate of 76.5 percent, and 75 percent of its students have SAT scores above 1130. The yearly net cost to attend the campus $34,120.

To determine the most selective universities in each state, 24/7 Wall St. examined the National Center for Education Statistics’ data on four-year schools, as well as other sources. 

Some schools on the list are large campuses receiving tens of thousands of student application forms and approving only a fraction of the total. Other universities are small, private schools with high tuitions.

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The Most Selective Universities by State

StateMost Selective CollegeAdmission RateSAT Scores at 25th and 75th PercentilesAnnual Net Price to Attend
AlabamaUniversity of Alabama53.3%1050 and 1280$19,993
AlaskaUniversity of Alaska, Fairbanks76.7%1030 and 1270$9,010
ArizonaEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott76.5%1130 and 1350$34,120
ArkansasUniversity of Arkansas66.0%1110 and 1280$15,966
CaliforniaCalifornia Institute of Technology7.7%1530 and 1590$24,466
ColoradoU.S. Air Force Academy11.9%1210 and 1390not available
ConnecticutYale University6.9%1460 and 1580$18,053
DelawareUniversity of Delaware62.9%1130 and 1330$16,286
FloridaUniversity of Miami35.7%1230 and 1420$42,204
GeorgiaEmory University22.0%1350 and 1520$26,867
HawaiiBrigham Young University-Hawaii36.8%1090 and 1253$12,155
IdahoNorthwest Nazarene University73.4%1030 and 1230$19,204
IllinoisUniversity of Chicago8.7%1480 and 1580$34,834
IndianaUniversity of Notre Dame18.9%1370 and 1520$27,453
IowaGrinnell College28.9%1310 and 1510$29,492
KansasMcPherson College48.5%1030 and 1180$21,954
KentuckyBerea College35.1%970 and 1200$1,680
LouisianaTulane University21.5%1330 and 1490$33,886
MaineColby College15.8%1340 and 1500$20,361
MarylandJohns Hopkins University12.5%1450 and 1570$29,066
MassachusettsHarvard University5.2%1460 and 1590$17,030
MichiganUniversity of Michigan-Ann Arbor26.5%1330 and 1500$16,408
MinnesotaCarleton College21.2%1360 and 1530$28,148
MississippiMississippi College39.0%1070 and 1290$17,098
MissouriWashington University in St. Louis16.0%1470 and 1570$27,777
MontanaRocky Mountain College64.4%910 and 1150$20,276
NebraskaUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln64.4%1100 and 1380$16,813
NevadaSierra Nevada College69.0%910 and 1140$28,679
New HampshireDartmouth College10.4%1430 and 1560$22,303
New JerseyPrinceton University 6.4%1430 and 1570$16,302
New MexicoNew Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology21.7%1190 and 1390$13,741
New YorkColumbia University6.6%1410 and 1570$22,824
North CarolinaDuke University9.9%1380 and 1540$22,011
North DakotaTrinity Bible College and Graduate School42.4%995 and 1230$20,408
OhioCase Western Reserve University33.1%1340 and 1520$34,973
OklahomaUniversity of Tulsa39.0%1150 and 1440$25,086
OregonReed College35.6%1310 and 1500$32,097
PennsylvaniaUniversity of Pennsylvania9.3%1420 and 1560$24,539
Rhode IslandBrown University8.5%1405 and 1570$25,651
South CarolinaClemson University 47.2%1220 and 1390$18,757
South DakotaAugustana University67.8%1070 and 1290$18,937
TennesseeVanderbilt University10.9%1440 and 1570$23,295
TexasRice University15.9%1490 and 1580$24,131
UtahBrigham Young University-Provo52.4%1210 and 1410$12,979
VermontMiddlebury College17.1%1320 and 1510$22,841
VirginiaWashington and Lee University22.0%1350 and 1490$25,029
WashingtonUniversity of Washington-Seattle46.4%1190 and 1420$9,443
West VirginiaOhio Valley University28.6%910 and 1110$17,613
WisconsinUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison53.8%1280 and 1450$15,910
WyomingUniversity of Wyoming96.8%1040 and 1290$13,441
Source: 24/7 Wall St.

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